Press Releases

Cause for Celebration

Kentaji Brown Jackson has been sworn in as the first Black woman and public defender to join the U.S. Supreme Court. This is a huge victory for our country, but especially for underrepresented and underserved communities. Of course our nation still has vast progress to make towards equality and justice. The Supreme Court has recently …

Statement on Recent Gun Violence

The horrors seem endless. Yesterday, a man with a gun entered an elementary school classroom, murdered at least 19 children and two adults, and injured several others. Last weekend, another man with a gun entered a church, murdered one person, and injured five others. We mourn the horrific and tragic loss of lives cut short …

Statement on Roe v. Wade

We are appalled by today’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Bodily autonomy and medical privacy are some of the most basic human rights. The right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy is an essential means of exercising these rights. The obliteration of legal abortion nationwide will not end abortion nationwide. It will only make …

Racist Massacre in Buffalo

On Saturday, a white man who held white supremacist beliefs fired an assault weapon in a Black neighborhood grocery store in Buffalo, New York, murdering at least 10 people and injuring several others, almost all Black. We mourn the horrific and tragic loss of lives cut short, and send our condolences to the families, friends, …

Statement on Amir Locke charges

Today, the State of Minnesota refused to file criminal charges against the police officers who killed Amir Locke. Amir was shot and killed when police officers used a no-knock warrant to storm the apartment where he was staying. Amir was not a suspect in the investigation related to the warrant. He had done nothing wrong. …

Statement on hate crime charges for the murderers of Ahmaud Arbery

A small victory, but an important one. A jury found Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers, Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael, and William Bryan, guilty of federal hate crimes, meaning that the jury concluded they were motivated by racism. We sincerely hope this verdict offers some semblance of peace to Mr. Arbery’s family, friends, and community. The fact that …

Statement on Christina Yuna Lee

We mourn the horrific loss of Christina Yuna Lee, an Asian American woman who was stalked and murdered in her Manhattan apartment on Sunday Feb. 13. We send our condolences to Christina’s family, her friends, the Asian community, and all those who are mourning her. While her death is not currently being investigated as a …

MFJ Statement on the Murder of Michelle Go

We mourn the tragic loss of Michelle Go, an Asian American woman who was fatally shoved in front of a subway car at the Times Square station Jan. 15. We send our condolences to Michelle’s family, friends, to the Asian community, and all those who are mourning her. While her death is not currently being …

Statement on the January 6 Anniversary

Today, January 6, marks the one-year anniversary of a dark day in American history, one in which thousands of violent insurrectionists—encouraged by the nation’s Commander in Chief—stormed our nation’s capital in an unprecedented attempt to stop the essential democratic process of the peaceful transfer of power from one president to another. Their actions and the …

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